Essex Fireworks Displays – Bonfire Night – 2016

essex fireworks displays 2016It’s almost Bonfire Night!

As summer leaves us, children head back to school and the nights are drawing in many people start to feel a little down as the joy of summer is replaced with the gloom of autumn.

So, what better way to overcome the gloom than to attend one of Essex’s fireworks displays on Bonfire Night? Essex holds many large organised firework displays, many with music, lights and a real fairground atmosphere.

Here we are listing all the major ones, with details of where to buy tickets as they become available. We are adding all firework displays as the information becomes available.

If you are aware of other public shows in Essex please feel free send the details over in the comments form below – its all free! Please always remember the fireworks code – have fun but stay safe this bonfire night.

Check the comments below for some late additions! And always try to get tickets early and confirm dates / times with the event organiser.

Chelmsford Fireworks

The largest charity fireworks event in Chelmsford, raising money for various local good causes.

  • Admirals Park – Sat 5th Nov 2016
  • Doors opening at 4.00pm to allow guests to enjoy the rides and make use of the on-site catering and bar facilities.
  • VIP tent – Access to private toilets and bar (increased VIP capacity this year, due to high demand)
  • Entertainment & Children’s attractions
  • Fast Track entrance for pre-sold ticket holders
  • Enhanced fireworks display (launching approx 7.30pm)
  • Wide range of food stalls
  • Fully licensed and serviced bar
  • Get tickets:

Southend Seafront Firework Spectacular(s)

  • 8th October 2016 – 19th November 2016 – Every week at 19:30 – 19:40.
  • The event will be held in City Beach, Marine Parade, Southend-on-Sea, and is Free to attend
  • More info: Southend Visitor Information Centre: 01702 618747

Belchamps Fireworks & Giant Bonfire

Family Display, Huge Bonfire and Big Bang Display
Gates open at 5pm and the family display will start at 6pm with plenty of comets, crackle, strobe, falling leaves and some old favourites including Catherine wheels, Waterfalls and set pieces. (An earlier display more suitable for young children)

Entertainment will be provided between the shows from Pluto Jugglers who will be wowing the crowd with their LED light show at 6.20pm and their Fire show at 7.10pm.

Don’t forget the giant bonfire at 7.30pm and our main Big Bang Fireworks Display at 8pm.

We also have a large choice of inflatables @ £2 per go.

Advanced tickets available from: Belchamps Scout Centre, Holyoak Lane, Hawkwell, Essex, SS5 4JD—01702 562690

The Notleys Golf Club

  • Saturday 5th November
  • Display: 7.30pm
  • Disco, hot food, bar
  • Tickets on gate: £6 adults / £4 kids
  • Nr Braintree, Essex: The Notleys Golf Club, Witham Road, White Notley CM8 1RG
  • Tel: 01376 329328

South Woodham Ferrers – Marsh Farm Fireworks

Whizz Pop NO BIG BANGS Firework Displays

4th – 5th November 2016

Includes entertainment from the Partyman crew in the Magic & Mayhem Theatre Shows! Ticket does not include day visit to Marsh Farm, ticket valid from 5pm only. Annual Pass Holders must call 08450 345 123 to book. Pre-booked (over 2yrs)

  • 5:00pm Doors Open Main Entrance
  • 5:00pm – 7:00pm Have fun on our outdoor Playframe and Teacups ride Rear of the Farm
  • 5:15pm Magic & Mayhem Show Red Barn Theatre
  • 5:45pm Magic & Mayhem Show Red Barn Theatre
  • 6:15pm Magic & Mayhem Show Red Barn Theatre
  • 6:30pm Party time Activity Field
  • 6:55pm Countdown to the Fireworks Activity Field
  • 7:00pm Fireworks Activity Field
  • 7:30pm Event Closes

Basildon Round Table Fireworks Spectacular

  • 4 November at 18:00–21:00
  • Basildon Sport and Leisure Club, Gardiners Way, SS14 3 Basildon, Essex
  • Ticket prices held again – £5 in advance (£7 on the gate).

Braintree Grand Fireworks Display and Funfair

  • Saturday 5th November
  • Braintree Rugby Club
  • Gates open at 5.30pm Bonfire lit at 7.45pm Fireworks at 8pm
  • For further details email [email protected]

Colchester Castle Fireworks

  • King Coel’s Kittens Fireworks Display
  • Colchester Castle Park
  • Saturday 5th November, 2016
  • Tickets Will Be On Sale From 30th September Until 7pm On The 5th November (Unless Sold Out!)

Down Hall Country House Hotel – Hatfield Heath


  • Thursday 3rd November 2016
  • Fun for all the family! Arrive from 6.30pm for your Hot Drink and Hot Snacks, shortly followed by our fabulous Firework Display at 7.30pm!
  • There will be children’s entertainment throughout the evening.
  • £18.95 per adult | £9.95 per child (Under 12’s).
  • Hot Snacks include a choice of Hog Roast, Burger or Hot Dog.
  • Website:

Hamstel Schools Family Firework Evening – Southend

  • 3rd November
  • Gates open 5pm., Display at 6:30pm
  • Tickets on the night: £5 each; Children 3 and under – Free
  • Tickets are £5.00 in advance or £6.00 on the gate and children 3 years and under are free. You can buy tickets in advance from:
    * Premier News in Hamstel Road,
    * Crawlers School Uniform Shop in Hamstel Road,
    * Café 709 in Southchurch Road
    * Monika News on the corner of Hamstel Rd and Southchurch Rd
    * INFANT SCHOOL RECEPTION – 2.45pm to 3.45pm on Monday 31st Oct, Tues 1st November and Weds 2nd November.

Old Heath Primary School Fireworks Night

  • Thursday 3rd November
  • Gates 6pm
  • Fireworks start at 7:30pm
  • Old Heath Road, Colchester, CO2 8DD
  • Tickets: You can either get yours from the school office using the ticket form or by visiting the Coffee House 211 in Old Heath Road

Long Melford – The Big Night Out!

The Big Night Out Fireworks spectacular at Melford Hall Park, Long Melford, CO10 9AA.

  • Gates 6pm
  • 7.30 pm Giant bonfire and Guys made by local school children
  • 8pm £11,000 Pains Firework Spectacular
  • Gate Tickets : Adult £7, Child £5
  • Advance Tickets (Adult £5, child £3)
  • Tickets available from The Bull Hotel, Cherrylane Garden Centre, Landers Bookshop, Sheridans Estate Agents

Ongar Fireworks Spectacular

  • Friday 4th November 2016
  • Held at Chipping Ongar Primary School
  • Gates open at 6.30pm
  • Stalls, rides, hot food & drink, mulled wine and a beer tent
  • Organised by Ongar Round Table, raising money for local charities
  • Venue: Chipping Ongar Primary School, Greenstead Road, Ongar, Essex CM5 9LA
  • Website:
  • Tickets: Family tickets (2 adults + 2 children) will be on sale from John Sear and the school at a cost of £13
  • £13 for a pre-purchased family ticket. On the gate, £5 per adult, £3 per child. Under 5s are free.

Billericay Round Table Fireworks event

  • Saturday 5th November 2016
  • 5.30pm Gates Open
  • Kids Display – 6.00pm
  • 8.00pm Massive Fireworks Spectacular
  • A huge bonfire and firework display + food and drinks
  • Lake Meadows Park, Billericay, CM12 OAQ
  • Tickets – 0844 776 6777

Danbury Fireworks

  • Saturday, 5th November
  • The 1st Danbury Scout Group Event at Danbury Outdoors, A414, Danbury.
  • Family funfair 5:30 – 6.30 pm
  • Giant Bonfire lighting at 6pm,
  • Display at 8pm.
  • Beer Tent – Fun Fair – Giant Bonfire – Food Outlets – Live Stage Entertainment .
  • Parking available Follow signs to Danbury, A414, CM3 4AT
  • Pre- Tickets (discounted) available from October in local Co-Op stores in Chelmsford, Danbury, Ingatestone, Hatfield Peveral.
  • Tickets available on the evening, Please check website for ticket prices.

Colchester Heathlands C of E Primtary School – PTA Fireworks

  • Saturday 5th November
  • Fund raising for the school
  • Fireworks, barbecue and hot drinks, real ale, music
  • Gates open 5.30pm, Bonfire 6.15pm
  • Fireworks 7pm
  • Heathlands C of E Primtary School, New Heath Road, West Berghott
  • Call 01206 240288 for information

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Maldon Guy Fawkes Night Bonfire and Fireworks Display

  • Saturday 5th November
  • Annual Grand Fireworks Display
  • Maldon T.I.C, Promenade Park
  • Doors open at 5.30 pm
  • Bonfire 7pm
  • Fireworks 7.30pm
  • Tickets from Tourist Information Centre on 01621 856503
  • Tickets can purchased on the night at £6 for adults and £4 for children.
  • Family tickets £18.00 for 2 adults and 2 children (under 5’s free)

Witham Round Table Charity Fireworks Display

  • Saturday 5th November 2016
  • Witham Rugby Club, Spa Road,Witham.(behind Witham Town F.C)
  • Fair Refreshments/Bar
  • Gates Open 5pm
  • Bonfire 6.30pm
  • Fireworks 7.30pm
  • Tickets from Witham Tourist Information Cente,Town Hall,Newlands Street,Witham.
  • Pre sale tickets are: Adult £5, Child/Concession* £3, Family 2+2 £10.
  • On the Gate: Adult £7, Child/Concession* £4, Family 2+2 £15

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  9 comments for “Essex Fireworks Displays – Bonfire Night – 2016

  1. Tina Varsani
    October 8, 2013 at 11:42 am

    Hi please can you confirm the date of the Harold Wood Primary School Fireworks please as the 9th is a Saturday not a Friday.

  2. EssexPortal
    October 12, 2013 at 3:05 pm

    Dates soon to be updated for 2013.

  3. November 2, 2013 at 10:26 am

    Very informative firework site for Essex, thank you

  4. steve
    October 10, 2014 at 2:13 pm

    Hi are you doing a firework finder this year

  5. EssexPortal
    October 10, 2014 at 2:25 pm

    I hope too Steve, but at the moment struggling to find the time. Maybe I will get something up next week.

  6. EssexPortal
    October 15, 2014 at 1:09 pm

    All the latest dates have now been updated. Tell all your friends!

  7. Adam
    November 1, 2014 at 5:24 pm

    Does anyone know if chigwell met police club are having a display this year?

  8. November 4, 2014 at 9:36 pm

    Felsted primary school ptfa family fireworks night 7th November. Gates open at 5.30pm for fireworks at 7pm
    There will be a BBQ, baked potatoes with chilli, a bar, stalls, rides and games so lots to do for all of the family

  9. Sarah weeks
    November 2, 2016 at 9:21 pm

    Please keep me updated on local events , so I can pass it on to my staff.

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